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's the latest from tokyo at this moment. back to you guys. >>> the crisis in japan has some people wondering about the safety of our nuclear plant. there are 104 facilities in this country, and one of them is in maryland at the coward cliffs plant, 50 miles from washington, d.c. and as derrick ward reports, officials there say a situation like the one in japan not likely here, but they say that they are ready just in case. >> reporter: a world away in japan, there is fear and uncertainty as damaged nuclear reactors lead to what's being called radiation anxiety among those potentially exposed and something more serious among those definitely exposed. in maryland, they're not anxious but not ignoring the events of japan either. >> we'll have industry experts deep deeply engaged with the aftermath to understand what went well, what didn't go well, and apply those lessons learned to our industry. >> reporter: the emergency operations facility near the plant is hub of the preparedness in the event of an incident where they would monitor everything from radiation output to media coverage of the ev
is in japan hit the food supply. >>> a star athlete killed. who police believe tried to cover up this crime. >>> an inmate in virginia served nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. we'll tell you what finally set him free. >>> possible merger of at&t and t-mobile. it could impact thousands. whether you have that service or not. >>> guys, coming up in sports, george mason gets lost in a sea of red. >>> also, vcu keeps winning in the ncaa tournament. and how long will the capitals be without >>> more problems for arlington national cemetery. now poor record keeping is being blamed for reservations that are being lost in the system. the cemetery is still dealing with problems regarding mismarked graves. now the "washington post" reports cemetery officials are struggling to determine who has reserved plots. some of those plots may already have been filled. the reservations were made under a system that ended back in 1962. one official says the cemetery has 3,500 reservations on file. there could be more, they say, but they have no idea how many of those reservations are still v
. >>> to the disaster in japan now. the contamination both in and around the that damaged nuclear plant is growing. today the amount of radiation in the water that's been flooding the plant reached a level 100,000 times higher than normal. and today, plutonium, another radioactive substance, was detected in the soil around the complex. the contamination is believed to be the result of a partial meltdown in the core of that complex. all of this, of course, follows that march 11th earthquake and tsunami in japan. because of that disaster, health authorities all over the country and in our area are monitoring air and water quality. this afternoon, maryland officials announced a very small amount of radioactive iodine was detected in a rain water sample taken in baltimore. but as chris gordon reports now, authorities say it does not pose a health risk. >> reporter: our tap water is being tested to make sure it is safe, and officials say it is. the maryland and virginia health departments are monitoring samples that have been taken from reservoirs, rivers and rain water to check whether radiation from
weather forcing schools to go on lockdown. >>> there's new progress at japan's quake-rattled nuclear plant. >>> the all-time home run record holder in court. >>> and dan, how is our weather? >> or doug, it doesn't really matter, wendy, it's all the same. but tell you what, big-time changes in the weather. temperatures right now to the north, very cold. to the south, very warm. who's going to win out. i'll show you. lindsay? >>> thanks, frank. the capitals will need to use the depth on their roster. and how an nfl rule change could decrease the number of plays like this. fire in egypt interir ministry today. a source at the ministry said the fire is probably linked to a protest by police who are demanding the resignation of the minister. the flames raced through all seven stories of the building. no one was injured. earlier today, the military cordoned off that building to protect it from about 3,000 police protesters. those demonstrators are demanding better pay and working conditions. >>> vice president joe biden visited the japanese embassy today to pay his respects to the victims of tha
blamed for this deadly terror attack. >> a concern about contamination in japan. there are new signs about the progress. >>> illegal immigrants are busted in virginia. some are saying more than 100 arrests are still not enough. >>> and air traffic controller allegedly was sleeping on the job. >> what's going on in sports? >> coming up nell, why a 3-0 lead in ♪ [ male announcer ] unrestrained. unexpected. and unlike any hybrid you have ever known. ♪ introducing the most fuel-efficient luxury car available. ♪ the radically new, 42 mile per gallon ct hybrid from lexus. ♪ welcome to the darker side of green. >>> a crowded us about stop in jerusalem one, woman was killed, more than 20 others injured. this is first major palestinian attack in several years. israeli officials are threatening harsh retaliation. >> in japan, there are new new concerns about the safety of the food and water following the earthquake and tsunami there on march 11th. authorities stay tap water in tokyo is now showing elevated levels of radiation. parents are being told to stop giving tap water to infants.
pay pending the outcome of this investigation. >>> a couple of workers were injured in northern japan today when they stepped in radiation contaminated water. it happened at one of the damaged nuclear plants there. contamination fears are also triggering a run on bottled water all over that country. lee cowen has our report. >> a little bit of good news today out of japan and that's that the drinking water in tokyo, anyway, has now been deemed safe to drink, although that seems to have added to the confusion, because 24 hours later it wasn't safe to drink, now it is. people are still going out and stockpiling water, even though the government has asked them not to do that. they have also tried to allay fears to deliver water to 81,000 or so families who do have children you said under 1 years old. but a lot of people aren't taking chances at this point. back at the plant, three workers we are told were injured, two had to be sent to the hospital because they were exposed to radiation. not radiation in the air, but these workers were dragging an electrical cable into the reactor to try
in japan continues to unfoed, there is more evidence that the damaged nuclear complex there is still leaking a lot of radiation. the groundwater under one reactor is now showing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. radiation in the sea water near the plant has also grown to nearly 4,400 times the amount allowed by law. the government is being pressured to extend the evacuation zone around that plant. >>> concerns about that nuclear disaster in japan are growing here in this country. traces of radiation have now been detected in milk, in cows in california and washington state. however, experts say the levels are so low that the milk is still safe to drink. as kristin dahlgren reports, that has not eased the fears of shoppers. >> reporter: at grocery stores across the country, concern today. >> i probably wouldn't trust it completely. >> after trace levels of radiation, thought to be from japan's crippled nuclear plant were found in milk in this country. >> what is trace, and what does that really mean? >> reporter: experts say it means low readings of iodine 131
in and around the nuclear facility in northern japan that was damaged in a tsunami recently. a record level of radiation has been detected in sea water near the fukushima plant. it is more than 3,000 times what is allowed by law. plant officials believe it leaking from one of the reactors there. one of the reactor that's has melted through its protective container. japan's emperor and his wife tried to console some of the thousands of displaced residents today them spent about an hour at a temporary shelter near tokyo. it was his first such visit since the earthquake and tsunami hit the area on march 11th. >>> there are more questions the security of air cargo tonight after a fake bomb troofld a cargo plane. the plane was flown from the britain to turkey two weeks ago. a u.s. official told nbc news, the incident appears to be the result of a family feud. that parts of the phony bomb were made of play-doh. the fake bomb was placed in a wedding cake box. it was supposed to be delivered to a wedding reception. a turk usual man dropped off the box at a ups office two weeks ago. the phony bomb w
as a grave offense and said the men she has accused of filing criminal charges against her. >>> in japan today, another frightening turn in the struggle to contain radiation at the fukushima nuclear complex. two more workers were drenched with radioactive water today, while making repairs at that plant. the problem is, they have to keep pouring water onto that reactor that is leaking, and that water becomes contaminated and it's piling up. lee cowan has the latest now from tokyo. >> reporter: the biggest concern right now is trying to figure out how to balance not only keeping the reactors cool, but also what to do with all that radioactive water that's been collecting. the engineers say what they still have to do is pump that water in, to keep the fuel rods from melting down completely, which is obviously would be the worst case scenario, but every time they pump it back is more water they have to pump back out in order for the workers to get back in to find out what's causing the leak in the first place. the worry is as the water builds up it might spill out and make its way into the s
japan. it finally ended last year, when ricks was teaching at osbourne high in manassas. a parent saw his inappropriate facebook postings and contacted authorities. in a "washington post" interview, this mother said she was alarmed by e-mails ricks sent to her son's friend. but her warning to manassas school officials in 2008 weren't unheeded. >> after i read the messages, i realized, you know, it just wasn't -- there was -- there was something very, very wrong going on. >> reporter: after ricks gained his victims' trust, the crime was always the same. >> he would ply with liquor, tequila, beer, get them drunk, they would pass out. he would strip them, photograph them, fondle them, and commit other sex acts on them. >> reporter: the evidence collected, more than 600 photos on his computer, dozens of videotapes, and 28 journals ricks filled with graphic details of the assaults. as part of the plea deal, prosecutors also set a binding sentence of 300 months. that means the 50-year-old ricks will spend the next 25 years behind bars. in alexandria, julie carey, news4. >>> ricks is going t
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